Application of the somatic marker hypothesis to individual differences in decision making.

@article{Suzuki2003ApplicationOT,
  title={Application of the somatic marker hypothesis to individual differences in decision making.},
  author={Atsunobu Suzuki and Akihisa Hirota and Noriyoshi Takasawa and Kazuo Shigemasu},
  journal={Biological psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={81-8}
}
The somatic marker hypothesis (Damasio, Tranel, & Damasio, 1991) is a controversial theory asserting that somatic activities implicitly bias human behavior. In this study, we examined the relationship between choice behaviors in the Iowa Gambling Task and patterns of skin conductance responses (SCRs) within a healthy population. Results showed that low SCRs for appraising the monetary outcome of risky decisions were related to persistence in risky choices. Such adherence to risky decisions was… CONTINUE READING

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